T20 World Cup 2024: Shopping destinations in Texas to visit if you are catching games at Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium

As cricket comes to Texas, here are a few places to go shop-hopping

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Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium, Texas, is preparing to host four T20 World Cup matches in the first week of June. Two of these matches feature the host nation USA, taking on Canada and then Pakistan. 

With a 15,000 seating capacity, Grand Prairie Cricket Stadium is likely to experience a "house full" scenario during the matches.  Asian crowds are likely to fill the stadium during the USA-Pakistan match (June 06) before  Sri Lanka take on Bangladesh (June 07). 

For cricket lovers from across the globe who are likely to fly down to witness the T20 extravaganza, it is also an opportunity to explore the cities that host the tournament. While getting to meet friends and relatives who had emigrated to the USA could be on the agenda for the travelling fans, tourism shouldn't be ignored. Especially if you have tickets booked for a game (or games) in the lone star state! If you want to make the most of the opportunity and explore shopping destinations in Texas, here is a guide.

1. The shops at La Cantera

The shopping centre is located within the La Cantera District of Dan Antonio, an award-winning open-air shopping centre. Famously known for its unique designs, it has impressive high-end retailers and dining options to choose from, including a variety of upscale restaurants (a total of 196 stores). The shopping centre has installed 1,500 solar panels as a mark of its commitment towards protecting the environment. 

The tourists should however keep in mind that the shop timings which is from 11am to 8 pm. 

2. River Oaks Shopping Center :

It is an outdoor shopping complex of global luxury brands in Texas. A 252,000 square feet of retail space, it has boutique-style shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes, and a movie theatre along with a lot of upcoming tenants. The layout is very complex and is designed for strolling, tree-lined streets, and curbside. Restaurants and cafes can be found throughout the place. 

3. The Galleria :

The Galleria / Uptown area is the most exclusive and premier shopping district of Texas. It has space for more than 700 retailers, fine dining, and hotels spread across two square miles. It's also home to the largest shopping malls in Texas, and is a very popular retail and tourist destination. 

Visitors should reach The Galleria between 10 am and 8 pm 

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4.  Central Texas Marketplace 

This is the largest shopping center in Waco,Texas. The atmosphere of this location is relaxing and suits shopping. One can find the latest fashion trends and explore new home decor and unique boutique items here. The mall provides a wide variety of stores to cater to everyone's needs. A must-visit during the trip to Texas. 

5. Midland Park Mall 

With over 90 stores, Midland Park Mall is the Permian Basin’s premier shopping destination with over 40 stores being exclusive within 100+ miles. It has two Dillard’s stores (the woman’s store was originally Sears) and JC Penney, Dicks Sporting Goods (originally Dillard's Woman store) and Ross Dress for Less, and many more. After visiting all the shops and kiosks, one can grab a bite in the foo courts at places like Fuddruckers, Charley's Subs etc.

6. Historic Market Square 

It is a three-block outdoor plaza filled with shops and restaurants in downtown San Antonio, Texas. It is the largest Mexican market in the United States. Also known for its family-oriented events, entertainment (live), and dancing. Foodies can explore the Mexican cuisines which are catered to by restaurants which line up this market square. 

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7. North Park Center 

NorthPark Center is located in Dallas, Texas and is home to more than 200 retailers, which include luxury boutiques, trend-setting brands, restaurants, and movie theatres. With ample parking, convenient valet stands, personal shopping, concierge services, and tax-free shopping, you will experience “The Art of Shopping” on every visit to the Center. 

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